Register as a new patient
We are always pleased to welcome new patients, provided you live within our practice area. Please visit our reception where our staff will be pleased to help you with the necessary paperwork. It would be most helpful if you could bring your NHS medical card. Each surgery has both male and female doctors, and you are free to consult with any doctor you wish.
Change of Circumstances
Please help us to keep your personal details up to date by notifying us immediately of any changes e.g. change of name, address, telephone number etc. If you move outside of our practice area, you should register with a new doctor as soon as possible so that your medical records can be sent on.
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one and are temporarily residing in the area you can receive emergency treatment from the practice. This is known as a temporary registration, and only lasts for a maximum of three months; after this time you will need to register permanently if you have an address in our catchment area or seek treatment from you registered GP surgery.
Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
All patients at the Misbourne and St Giles surgeries have a named, accountable GP who is responsible for coordinating their care. Your named Doctor is allocated to you by the Practice.
Irrespective of who your named GP is, you can still book appointments with a Doctor of your choosing. Whilst you are entitled to consult any of the GPs in the Practice, we would encourage you to remain under the care of your named GP for continuity.
If you would like to know who your named accountable GP is, please ask a member of the Reception team.
Disabled Patient Facilities
There are adequate parking, access and toilet facilities for disabled people. The staff will be pleased to help, if needed.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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